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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've got a 40 gallon tropical planted tank and would like your feedback/advice on its ammonia, NO2 and NO3 levels. Brief background about the tank: setup with ADA substrate and additives + heavily planted. fish-less cycle till ammonia, NO2 and NO3 levels 0 ppm (api test kit). Took about 8...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    HI I have a 29 gallon planted tank with eco complete, anarchis, bolbitis, and dwarf sag that I does api leaf zone, stocked with 2 platys, 1 pictus catfish, 3 black neon tetras, 4 mollys, and bout 16 or 17 molly fry in a net in my tank, it is a couple months old and I am having ammonia problems I...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So, i have a standard 15 gallon, gravel substrate, osmocote caps deep in the gravel. I just redid the substrate, i did have MGOPM capped with sand, but my ammonia was too high, reading .25 to .50, so i was doing daily wc's. The reason wqas i rescaped too much and brought the mix to the surface...
  4. Planted Nano Tanks
    I have had a continuing problem with my tank where the ammonia readings are coming in at .25... I use tap water treated with aquasafe for water changes. Tap is testing at 0ppm. Even though I am testing a high lvl of ammonia in the tank, all of my fauna seem to be doing remarkably well. I have...
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So when you set up a new tank, why is it that you need to change the water 2-3x a week? Since wouldn't building up the ammonia level be better for the growing bacteria?
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, total newbie here. I've kept fish and done a fishless cycle succesfully. The second time around, I was doing a fishless cycle and at the end of 29 days, no sign of nitrites, so I decided to add some plants, because I had heard plants have alot of nitrifying bacteria on them. Day 29, the...
  7. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Do amanos lower ammonia in tanks?
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    My tank is a disaster. I have a 29gal tank, 2217 Ehiem, lightly planted, no Co2, with 2 angels, 4 misc tetras. (Down from a group of 10.) I had 2 SAE, but they both just died. For 3 months I’ve been battling this fungus/bacteria infection that my female angel has on the base of her fins. Its...
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